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Poulsbo, WA, USA
Creative director, signal process. research (ret.)

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Stumbling towards enlightenment
(Formerly known as kayandjohn.)
, Male, from Poulsbo, WA, USA

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    Poulsbo, WA, USA
    Creative director, signal process. research (ret.)
    * Piano performance
    * Writing
    * Signal processing
    * Doggerel
    * Writing
    * FIAT automobiles
    * Theater
    * Science
    * Engineering
    Headphone Inventory:
    Over Ear Open
    * Grado PS2000e
    * Grado PS1000
    * Grado GS1000i
    * Grado GS2000e
    * HiFiMAN HE1000
    * HiFiMAN HE560
    * HiFiMAN HE500
    * Ultrasound Edition 10
    * Sennheiser HD 800
    * Sennheiser HD 598
    Over Ear Closed
    * Fostex TH900
    * Ultrasone Edition 8 Ruthenium
    * Shinola Over Ear
    * Sony MDR-Z7
    On Ear Closed
    * Sony MDR-V400
    * Sony MDR G051
    * Sony MDR-026
    * Sony MDR-1A
    * Shinola On Ear
    * Yamaha PRO 500
    On Ear Open
    * Grado HP1000 HP1
    * Grado RS1 (w/ buttons)
    * Grado RS1i
    * Grado RS1e
    * Grado RS2
    * Grado RS2i
    * Grado RS2e
    * Grado GH-1
    * Grado GH2
    * Grado HF-1
    * Grado HF-2
    * Grado HF-3
    * Grado SR125
    * Grado SR125e
    * Grado SR325i
    * Sony MDR-006
    * Koss KTS-1
    * Sony MDR-201LP
    On Ear Semi Closed
    * Grado Bushmills X
    On Ear Noise Canceling
    * Sony MDR-NC6
    Wireless Noise Cancelling
    * Parrot Zik
    * Microsoft Surface
    * Sennheiser PXC 310BT
    Ear Buds
    * Apple OEM Ear Buds (4 pr)
    * Apple Ear Pods (2 pr)
    In Ear
    * AKG K3003i
    * Final Audio Design Heaven VIII
    * Sony XBA-Z5
    * Grado GR10e
    * Sennheiser CXIII
    * Apple In-Ear with Remote and Mic
    * Sennheiser IE 800
    * FiiO FH 5
    * Shure SE535LTD
    * 1MORE quads
    In Ear Noise Cancelling
    * Sony MDR-NC033L2
    * Sony MDR-NC021
    In Ear Wireless
    * Jaybird Bluebuds X
    * Apple Airpods v2

    DANG! That's 58 pairs, not counting multiple copies of the Apple earbuds and Ear Pods!
    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Chord Hugo
    Grado HPA1
    Grado RA1
    Sennheiser HDVD 800
    CEntrance HiFI M8
    Sony PHA-3 DAC/amp (balanced) for iPhone -> Sony MD-Z7
    FiiO E6
    Beyerdynamic A 200 p
    Schiit Lyr 2
    Oppo HP-2SE
    Source Inventory:
    LoToo PAW Gold
    Lotoo PAW 5000
    FiiO X5ii
    FiiO x5iii
    iPod Touch 6G
    iPod Touch 4G
    iPhone 5S
    iPad Air
    iPad Mini
    iPad 1 (original)
    iPod Classic 7th Gen
    iPod Shuffle
    iPod Classic Gen 5.5 U2 Limited Edition
    Pono Player
    Sony NW-A1
    Sony Walkman NWZ-A15
    Sony Walkman NW-A35
    Technics SU-V98
    Sansa Clip Zip
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit Uber USB 2
    Cable Inventory:
    Norne Draug 2 balanced red-and-black, 5 foot for Sennheiser HD800
    zabzaf custom red-and-black balanced cable for Sennheiser HD 800
    Moon Audio Black Dragon coax to USB for Chord Hugo
    Moon Audio USB to USB with Apple CCK for Lightening to USB input to Chord Hugo
    Schiit Pyst
    Other Audio Equipment:
    Sansa Clip
    Technics SL-PC11 5-CD changer
    Technics ST-S98A Quartz Stereo AM/FM tuner
    Technics SU-V98 Integrated Stereo Amp
    RS-T157 Stereo Dual Cassette Deck
    Technics SL-8027 Automatic Turntable System
    Audio-Related Tweaks:
    Custom Grado-logo blue chambray long-sleeved shirt
    Custom Grado-logo apron with pockets for source, amp, and excess cable
    Grado GOLD headphone pin, presented by Grado
    Music Preferences:
    Hip Hop
    Sony VAIO computers (any)
    Apple products (any)
    Pianos (electric and acoustic)
    FIAT automobiles
    After >50 yrs of piano, learning jazz; math interest in inferring statistics from a small sample. Past President of Rotary Club of Ann Arbor (30th largest of over 32,000 Rotary clubs world wide).


    180 compares, 84 components, 3 at a time; How We Rank The Headphones That We Own; 75 headphones compared via 144 3-way comparisons; Huge Comparison of (nearly) all Grados, History of Grado
    Joseph Grado HP1000 HP1 w/ HPA1 amp; Sennheiser HD 800 w/ HDVD 800 amp, HiFiMAN HE1000 w/ EF-6 amp; AKG K3003i IEMs, Grado PS2000e, PS1000, GS2000e, RS1i w/ RA1 amp, Ultrasone Edition 10,...
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